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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 8/26/2020 6:14:04 PM   
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Type 92 (2592) Osaka Armored Car / Model 92 Naval Armored Car

Armored car which as its fellow-members was primarily used in China because unable to move on the difficult grounds of the Pacific Islands. A 4-wheel model and a 6-wheel model were developed.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 8/27/2020 6:41:21 PM   
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Type 93 (2593) Sumida Armored Car

6-wheeled Armored car, being able to be used on road or rail. The change of mode took approximately 10 minutes. They were mainly used in China. Often two armored cars (on rail) were connected back to back what made it possible to change direction directly.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 8/28/2020 8:22:13 PM   
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Model 95 4x4 Scout Car / The Kurogane "Black Medal"

Light car of reconnaissance, not armed, which was conceived after the "Manchurian incident". The engine with air cooling was designed to function under the climates of China and Manchuria. Let us note that this small vehicle is of purely Japanese design whereas the other vehicles of this type all were based on American models. The Japanese model and those based on American models were produced with 4800 specimens approximately. This car was nicknamed by the Japanese soldiers Daruma.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 8/29/2020 8:51:10 PM   
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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 8/30/2020 6:10:57 PM   
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M1A1 Combat Car

At the end of the 1st world war, the American Tank Corps was diluted in the infantry. At that time, the American Congress was very isolationist and the few military operations which had course in the Philippines or on the borders of the country did not require truly the use of tanks. It resulted from it that the budgets related to this weapon was really tiny. At the beginning of the Thirties however, the infantry and the cavalry showed more interest for this kind of vehicle. This interest allowed the development of "Light Tanks" for the infantry and of "Combat Cars" for the cavalry. In fact the two jointly developed models presented numbers of common elements. These machines were produced to the military arsenals of Rock Island in Illinois.
At that time the Americans were strongly interested by British Vickers Six-Tone also manufactured for export. A vaguely similar design the T1E4 Light Tank was developed starting from the British model and tested. At the same time the cavalry tested versions of this prototype like the T1 Combat Car.
M1 Light Tank is an experiment which did not make long fire. Indeed it was standardized on 28 January 1928 and was on withdrawn 3 months later March 30, 1928. The engine was assembled to before and the turret to the back. The pilot was installed under the turret. M1 was propelled by a Cuningham engine of 8 cylinders making it possible to reach only the 29 km/h. Its armament was composed of a gun of 37 mm M1916 and of a machine-gun of 7.62 mm (.30cal) both assembled on the turret.
The M1A1 Combat Car is a version M1 manufactured with 17 specimens in 1938, which had a back part refitted to facilitate the access to the engine. The M1A1 had an octagonal turret. The train of bearing was lengthened by moving of 28 cm the pulley towards the back with the last bogie trucks. With if not the M1A1 was identical to M1. In 1940 the M1A1 Combat Car was renamed M1A2 Light Tank with the formation of US Armored Force. The M1A1E1 is a diesel version of the M1A1 manufactured at 7 specimens in 1938. This version was equipped with the 9 cylinders Guiberson T-1020-4 engine developing 245 hp.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/1/2020 6:09:06 PM   
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M2A2 Light Tank

The M2A1 Light Tank (at origin T2E1) had a fixed turret, with round back part and lengthened front part. This turret had on certain specimens a cupola of commander. The armament of the M2A1 was composed of a heavy machine gun of 12.7 mm (.50cal) and of a machine-gun of 7.62 mm (.30cal) assembled on the turret as of a machine-gun of hull of 7.62 mm. Several gasoline engines of Continental mark were installed on the M2A1 developing up to 262 hp. The M2A1 could reach the 72 km/h on road. The shielding did not exceed the 16 mm.
In October 1936, the anti-tank gun of 47 mm (widened version of the 37 mm) was installed on a light tank M2A1 in a soft steel turret. This design which was created specifically as anti-tank weapon had insufficient performances and the project was cancelled.
The M2A2 Light Tank had two fixed turrets placed coast at coast on the hull. That of left was armed with a machine-gun of 12.7 mm (.50 cal) and that of right of a machine-gun of 7.62 mm (.30cal). The turret of left was equipped with a cupola of vision for the commander. The first models had turrets in the same model than that of the M2A1. On the following models the turrets were manufactured with vertical armour-plates: 7 for smallest and 8 for largest. The rear deck was angular. The last models will have a synchronized transmission. Rock Island Arsenal produced 237 specimens since 1935. It is the largest figure since the 1st world war.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/2/2020 6:26:45 PM   
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M3 Stuart

The light tank M3 Stuart is the result of a series of light tanks which began in 1931. However the development of M3 began really only in 1940 when Armored Force was created in June. Benefitting from the lesson of the campaign of France, the US designers modified light tank M2A4 by increasing its frontal shielding up to 51 mm and by installing an anti-aircraft machine-gun on the turret. The hull was prolonged to cover the exhausts and the suspensions with helical springs was retained. The new model was baptized M3 Light Tank. It had a crew of 4 men: the commander, the gunner, the driver and his assistant. As the M2A4, M3 was armed with the standard gun M5 of 37 mm with gyro-stabilizers. The hull was assembled by bolting and accomodated a Continental W-670 of 250 hp gasoline engine. Armament was supplemented by five Browning machine-guns of 7.62 mm: an anti-aircraft mounted to the back of the turret, coaxial mounted with the right side of the gun, a machine-gun of hull assembled on the glacis and two others mounted on each sponsons. M3 was standardized in July 1940 and the production began in March 1941. The Continental W-670 gasoline engine was in fact an engine of plane and because of the priority given to the air force, this engine was not available in great number for M3. To fill this lack one used the diesel engine Guiberson but especially Twin Cadillac V8 gasoline developing 220 hp. This last equipped a new model the M3A2. This prototype was tested on nearly 1000 km without knowing the least engine trouble, at the end of 1941. Twin Cadillac proved being higher than the Continental one, and the new model was approved for the production. The M3A2 was standardized as Light M5 Tank and not M4 not to be confused with Medium Tank M4 (Sherman). Because the installation of this double-engine, the rear deck of the superstructure was raised what gave to M5 with inclined frontof hull. An easily recognizable silhouette.
M3 was standardized for the production in July 1940. The first specimens made their appearance in March 1941. The first models with being equiped of the diesel engine appeared in June 1941. The M3A1 made its appearance in May 1942, the M3A3 in September 1942. Since 1941 because of the law lease-lend, M3 were also delivered to the British. Models M3, M3A1 and M3A3 all were manufactured by American Car & Foundry Co. The M3A2 was to be a version with welded hull as the M3A1 but it was never produced.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/3/2020 6:33:14 PM   
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M3 had a crew made up of 4 men of which two took seat in the front part of the hull: the driver sitting in the front-left corner and the its assistant sitting in the front-right corner. The two men had sat behind the final command device and between the Syncromesh transmission with 6 speeds (5-1). The steering was with controlled differential and was carried out in via the steering levers while slowing down on one of the two tracks.
Front of the hull was made up of three parts: the frontal plate of the superstructure, slightly inclined, which was equipped with two trap doors assembled on hinges with port of vision - the plunging glacis, equipped with a machine-gun of 7.62 mm mounted on ball and bolted plates for the maintenance of the components of transmission - the frontal plate of the lower hull (nose), equipped with two projections (two brakes drums) and with two loops of towing. On M3 these various parts were bolted but onto the M3A1 they were welded. On the M3A3 the upper frontal part of the tank was simplified. The frontal plate of the superstructure and the glacis did nothing any more but only one and even plate. This plate was plunging and was always armed with the machine-gun of 7.62 mm assembled on ball. It accomodated moreover the various elements of lighting which before was assembled on the mudguards. The glacis did not comprise any opening has share a window of driving for the pilot. The access trap doors were now located on the roof of the superstructure. They were assembled on hinges and were equipped each one with a rotary episcope. The lower hull was preserved just as it is.
The superstructure of M3 occupied all the width of the tank. Space above the tracks was occupied by two machine-guns of 7.62 mm assembled on ball. On model M3A1, these machine-guns were removed and it space was undoubtedly used to arrange additional ammunition. On the M3A3, the design on the sides were completely different, indeed the side walls were not more vertical but tilted. Like the M3A1, the M3A3 did not have side machine-guns. Let us note that on M3, the sides were bolted, and welded onto the M3A1 and the M3A3.
Hull of M5 resembled much that of the M3A3. The glacis was inclined, the upper part was in the shape of reversed trapezoid and was welded whereas that lower was bolted. The glacis was equipped with abow machine-gun and elements of lighting. The access was done via two trap doors assembled on hinge located on the roof of the superstructure (front deck). Each trap door was equipped with a rotary episcope. Between them one found a circular air intake for the ventilator of hull. The nose did not change compared to that of M3. M5 did not have side machine-guns.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/4/2020 6:40:45 PM   
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The two other men of the crew were installed upright in the compartment of combat, the turret not having a well. The commander-gunner was located on the left gun and the loader at the right side of the gun. The compartment of combat was not separated from the compartment of driving and formed in fact one compartment. On the other side a thick firewall separated the engine compartment from the compartment of combat. The compartment of combat was crossed by the driveshaft connecting the engine to the Syncromesch transmission. The remainder of space was occupied by the storages of ammunition containing 103-106 shell of 37 mm.
The principal armament of M3 was the gun of 37 mm M5 or M6. The M5 model was assembled on M22 mounting on the turrets D37812 (turret with 8 faces, assembled by bolting) and D38976 (turret with 8 faces, assembled by welding). The M6 model was assembled on M23 mounting on the turrets D39273 (horseshoe turret with cupola of commander) and D58101 (horseshoe turret without cupola of commander). These four turrets equipped M3 but the last equipped only the M3A1 (and also M5). The gun of 37 mm had a length of 50 calibers for M5 and 56 calibers for M6 and an initial speed varying between 776 and 884 m/s. The gun of 37 mm could transpierce 48 mm of shielding under 30° to 500 m. It fired only piercing projectiles. The gun had a traverse of 360°, an elevation of 60° because a bevelled front and a depression of 7°. A Browning machine-gun was assembled coaxialy to the right side of the gun on the mantlet. Let us note that the breech-block of M5 was handled manually whereas that of M6 was semi-automatic. M5 had a provision of 103 blows of 37 mm whereas M6 had one of 106 of them. The M3A3 as for it had a special turret which also equipped the M5A1. This turret was equipped with a gun of 37 mm M6 on M44 mounting with a provision of 147 shells.
The M3A1 was equipped with the welded hull and did not have side machine-guns. The M3A1 was equipped with the D58101 turret. The M3A1 was equipped with the Continental gasoline engine but also with the Guiberson diesel engine. he models equipped with the Continental engine were called Stuart III by the British and those equipped with Guiberson, Stuart IV.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/5/2020 8:24:08 PM   
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M3A3 Stuart

The armament of the turret of M3 was supplemented by a Browning anti-aircraft machine-gun of 7.62 mm mounted on M20 mounting to the back of the turret. The latter was fired of the outside not a member of the crew what was hardly comfortable and making safe. The four above mentioned types of turret, had all ports of vision and shooting to the light weapon on the sides and the back. The entry in the turret was done via the cupola of commander equipped with a trap door assembled on hinges or on D58101 turret by two triangular trap doors rises on hinges. D58101 was equipped in more than one fixed episcope for the commander and of a rotary episcope for the loader. M5 was equipped with a D58101 turret. This turret was replaced by a very new turret on the M5A1 with a well of turret. This turret had a back lengthened to accomodate the radio station. The gun of 37 mm M6 was assembled on a M44 mounting and had a provision of 147 rounds of 37 mm. The anti-aircraft machine-gun of 7.62 mm was assembled on the right side of the turret and on certain turrets, the gunner was protected by a shield. This turret was also assembled on the M3A3. This new turret was quasi the only difference between M5 and the M5A1.
The M3A3 had a welded hull with the tilted walls. The M3A3 was equipped with the new turret with back projection. The M3A3 was equipped with the Continental engine. The models equipped with the Continental engine were called Stuart V by the British.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/6/2020 6:29:33 PM   
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M5 Stuart

The standard engine of M3 was the plane gasoline engine, Continental W-670-9A of 7 cylinders (radial), developing 250 to 262 hp to 2400 revolutions per minute. This engine made it possible Stuart to reach the 58 km/h. However this engine was also used by the air force which increasingly developed to obtain the control of the airs had a great need for it. The engine as well as the furl tanks, radiator, ventilator and another equipment were installed in the engine compartment. One could reach the engine via the back plate of the hull which was equipped with a door with two shutters assembled on hinge. This door were maintained closed by a bolted member. The back plate was also equipped with two loops of towing and two exhausts which were hidden by the back plate of the superstructure which overhung the back part of the lower hull. The back plate of the superstructure was connected to the rear deck by a soft inclined plate. These two plates accomodated various tools. On M3 these two plates were bolted but onto the M3A1 they were welded. The M3A3 presented about the same back part but the latter was equipped with a broad deflector of exhaust and the back part of the superstructure was different.
The M3 rear deck overhanging the engine of 4 bolted plates: the greatest mounted on the back accomodated a large trunk of arrangement, the three other sides by sides behind the turret accomodated the openings of thefuel tanks and for that of the middle a latticed air intake. Onto the M3A1 these plates were welded. On the M3A3, the rear deck was composed of only one part.
M5 comes from an attempt to replace the Continental engine because one great part of the production of this engine was used by aviation. At the end of 1941 one installed on M3 a Twin (double) Cadillac Series 42 engine of 2 X 8 cylinders (V) developing on the whole 296 hp to 3200 rpm. This engine although having an annoying tendency to take fire during the starting, but was higher than the Continental because more flexible and equipped with an automatic transmission (Hydramatic) with 5 speeds (4-1). Although having on road same maximum speed (58 km/h), M5 had an autonomy higher than M3, going up to 161 km.
M5 had a welded hull with a plunging upper front plate and an elevated back plate. M5 was equipped with the D58101 turret but especially with the double engine Twin Cadillac Series 42 gasoline. M5 was called Stuart VI by the British.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/7/2020 5:57:05 PM   
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The easiest way to recognize a model of the M5 series, with the turret, was its rear deck. Indeed because of the size of the Cadillac double-engine, the rear deck had to be raised and formed an easily recognizable bump. The front face of this projection accomodated a grid of ventilation whereas that back accomodated various tools. The higher part of the projection was made up of two plates of which behind accomodated another grid of ventilation. The back plate of the superstructure accomodated it also various tools. The back part of the lower hull was made up of two parts: the lower part which was equipped with a hook of towing and two loops of towing, overhung by the upper part equipped with four shutters assembled on hinges. This last part itself was overhung by the back part of the superstructure. In fact the back of M5 had the shape of a reversed staircase.
The suspension of M3 was of vertical type with helicoid vertical springs (Vertical Volute Spring Suspension - VVSS). It was made up on each side of two bogie trucks equipped each of two springs with spirals and two road wheels with steel bindings. It was supplemented by three return rollers as well as a front sprocket-wheel with 14 teeth and a broad adjustable back idler in contact with the ground. This suspension will not undergo quasi any modification during all the production of M3 (and M5) except on the level of the rad wheels. Each train of bearing was protected at least for the upper part by an armoured skirt whose form varies according to models. he suspension of M5 was nearly identical to that of M3 except for the shape of the road wheels. It was protected in its top by an armoured skirt. The tracks used for M5 are the same ones as those used by the M3A3.
The shielding of M3 was composed of rolled homogeneous steel plates which were assembled by bolting. In a concern to equip the tank with a great swiftness, the shielding was hardly thick, the speed being the principal asset of the tank. On the M3A1 and M3A3 the shielding was assembled by welding. The turret was also assembled by welding except the D37812 model assembled by bolting. The shielding of M5 was more consequent than that of m3 but thanks to Twin Cadillac, the swiftness of the tank was not reduced. The majority of the plates were welded.
The M5A1 had a welded hull with a plunging upper front plates and an elevated back plate like M5. But the M5A1 was equipped with the new turret with back projection. Like M5, it was equipped with the double gasoline engine Twin Cadillac Series 42. The M5A1 as M5 was called Stuart VI by the British.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/8/2020 6:32:06 PM   
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M24 Chaffee

The true work on the successor of Stuart began in April 1943. The new model of light tank was absolutely to remain within the weight limit of 18 tons. Two pilot models of this new light tank, baptized T24 were finalized in October 1943 by Cadillac. T24 had the same engines (twin) Cadillac and the same Hydramatic transmission as the last M5 Stuart as well as a Cletrac steering. The suspension of "torsion bars" type, was inspired by that of M18 Hellcat, with 5 independent double road wheels on each side.
T24 was armed with the gun of 75 mm M6 in a turret in the shape of flat stone with a back projection. To remain within the weight limit fixed, the shielding were hardly thick: 25 mm maximum for the hull and 38 mm maximum for the turret. Before even the tests, enthusiastic Ordnance Department, immediately ordered 1000 specimens of them. T24 was standardized in July 1944 under the name of M24 General Chaffee in homage of the pioneer of the US Tank Forces. The first specimen was delivered at the end of 1944.
M24 being a tank with a particularly well successful design, an order of 1000 specimens was quickly carried out. This figure was quickly changed to 5000. The production began in April 1944 on the assembly lines of Cadillac Motor Car Division.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/9/2020 6:32:06 PM   
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M3 Lee

Because of the success of the German medium tanks in Western Europe, 1700 specimens of this type were required. Three firms, Chrysler, American Locomotive Company and Baldwin Locomotive Works were contacted in April 1941, they presented their prototype. The production began in August from the same year. M3 kept as a whole the design of the M2A1 with the same suspension and an engine reduced to 340 hp. The hull had a maximum shielding of 56 mm and was assembled by riveting. The tank was surmounted by a hydraulic rotating cast steel turret, armed with a gun of 37 mm. The new gun of 75 mm was assembled on the front-right corner of the hull. This weapon was developed from the American field howitzer of 75 mm. In spite of the weakness of such a provision (limited horizontal field of fire), the increase in the fire power was very appreciable. In addition to the heavy weapons, a machine-gun of 7.62 mm was assembled coaxialy to the gun of 37 mm, another were assembled in a small cupola on the turret and two others were fixed at the base of the glacis in front of the tank.
In fact the gun of 75 mm had been assembled in this way because of the lack of an adequate turret to accomodate a such weapon. M3 was thus a provisional model while waiting for that a solution is brought to this problem. The solution will be brought by the models of the M4 series more known under the name of Sherman. All confused types, 6258 specimens of this medium tank were produced in parallel during this period. The tanks of the series M3 equipped not only US Army but also the British and with Commonwealth forces, the Free French Army and the Soviet Union. The British caused production of moreover 800 models equipped with a special turret which they baptized Grant I.




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The station of combat accomodated a crew of 4 men: the driver sitting to front-center, the radio-operator sitted behind him, the gunner of the gun of 75 mm sitting in the front-right corner and the loader of the gun sitting behind him. The driver had his command pannel placed in front of him and the radio equipment was located on his left on the top of the left track. The driver and the radio operator had for their vision an armoured window on the top of the glacis and an armoured port of vision on the front-left bevelled corner the hull. Another armoured port of vision was to the back of the central castle. On the last models the radio-operator was removed. The command final device was assembled transversely in front of the tank and the transmission perpendicular to this one. The transmission of the synchromesh type had 5 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed.
To reach or leave the tank, the crew had two trap doors assembled on hinges located on each side of the hull. Onto the last produced specimens, these trap doors which had in the beginning an armoured port of vision, were welded and the ports removed. To replace them, a trap door of escape was installed on the floor in the rear-right corner of the hull in front of the firewall of the engine. Another trap door of access mounted on hinge was located on the roof of the superstructure at the right side of the turret.
The gun of 75 mm was assembled in a casemate located in the front-right corner of the hull. This weapon assembled on M1 mounting had a length of 28.5 calibers (with or without counterweight in front of the tube to compensate the weight of the cylinder head) and an initial speed of 567 m/s and was much higher than the short gun (KwK L/24) of 75 mm which equipped at that time Pz.Kpfw IV and with the new gun of 50 mm (KwK L/60) of Pz.Kpfw IIIs. M2 could transpierce 60 mm of shielding under 30° to 450 mm and its explosive capacity was also very satisfactory. The gun was pointable until 15° on each side and had an elevation of 20° and a depression of 9°. The gun of 75 mm had a gyroscopic system of stabilization for the elvation, which made it possible to increase the precision of the shooting in evolution and especially in static fire. The block of the cylinder head of M2 was vertical. The periscope of the gunner on the circular roof of the casemate was replaced thereafter by a telescopic periscope.




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Later M2 was replaced by a standard gun of 75 mm M3 having a longer tube (37.5 calibers) and an initial speed of 617 m/s, whose capacity perforating to 450 m under 30° was higher of 10 mm to M2. The block of the cylinder head of M3 was horizontal. The armament of the hull was supplemented by two Browning machine-guns of 7.62 mm twins which one sees the openings at the base of the glacis. The gun of 75 mm had a stock of 50 ammunition arranged in storage boxes.
The nose of the lower hull was composed of three parts bolted between them. This nose protected the system of final transmission which got the power necessary to the front sprocket-wheels. This system was connected to the engine by a driveshaft traversing the compartment in its length. The gear box comprised 5 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed. The steering was done using levers (by reversing the walk of a track or by varying the speed of a track) or via the brakes (while slowing down on a track).




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The turret of M3 (identical on all the American models) was in cast steel. It accomodated a crew of three men: the commander sitting in the back-left part, the gunner sitting in the before-left part and the loader in the right part, in the center. The turret was actuated hydraulically or manually via a wheel on the circumference of a 1.38 m of diameter ring. It had a genuine well of turret which accomodated the seats and a significant number of ammunition of 37 mm. The turret was overcome by a cupola of commander provided with a trap door and armed of a Browning machine-gun of 7.62 mm.
The gun of 37 mm M5 or M6 was assembled on M24 mounting had a length of 50 calibers for M5 and 56 calibers for M6 and an initial speed varying between 776 and 884 m/s. The gun of 37 mm could transpierce 48 mm of shielding under 30° at 500 m. It fired only piercing projectiles. The gun was a traverse of 360°, an elevation of 60° because of bevelled front part and a depression of 7°. A Browning machine-gun was assembled coaxialy to the right side of the gun on the mantlet. Let us note that the breech-block of M5 was handled manually whereas that of M6 was semi-automatic.
The gunner had a sight system which one sees the hole on the left of the gun. The commander had on the cupola three ports of vision. The loader had a port of vision on the right side of the turret, backwards.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/13/2020 7:40:58 PM   
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Model M3A1 was the only model with being equipped with the cast superstructure in the shape of turtleback. The models of origin had side doors which will be welded or completely removed to the profit of a floor trap door. M3A1s were been driven by a Continental R975 EC2 gasoline engine, of 9 cylinders developing to the maximum 400 hp to 2400 rpm. The back plate of the hull had a double-trap door on hinges flanked of two air filters. Let us note that 32 specimens were equipped with the diesel engine Guiberson T-1400-2 and were named M3A1(diesel). The British baptized the M3A1, General Lee II.
Model M3A2 was the first model with being equipped with the welded superstructure. The models of origin had side doors which will be is welded or completely removed to the profit of a floor hatch. M3A2s were been driven by a Continental R975 EC2 gasoline engine, of 9 cylinders developing to the maximum 400 hp to 2400 trpm. The back plate of the hull had a double-trap door on hinges flanked of two air filters. The British baptized the M3A2, General Lee III.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/14/2020 7:13:38 PM   
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Model M3A3 was the second model with being equipped with the welded superstructure. The models of origin had side doors which will be welded or completely removed to the profit of a floor hatch. M3A3s were equipped with a GM 6046 diesel engine, 12 cylinders developing to the maximum 410 hp to 2900 rpm or the Continental R975 EC2 gasoline engine, 9 cylinders developing to the maximum 400 hp to 2400 rpm. The back plate of the superstructure was prolonged to bottom and overhung a vast exhaust deflector. The trap door of the back plate of the hull was removed. The British baptized the M3A3sequiped with Continental engine, General Lee IV and the M4A3s equipped with diesel engine GM General Lee V.
Model M3A4, preserved the riveted superstructure. The models of origin had side doors which will be welded or completely removed with the profit of a floor trap hatch. M3A4s were been driven by a Chrysler A57 Multibank (several engines) gasoline engine, 30 cylinders developing to the maximum 425 hp to 2850 rpm. The British baptized the M3A4 General Lee VI.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/15/2020 6:45:31 PM   
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Model M3A5, was the last model of the series and preserved the riveted superstructure. The models of origin had side doors which will be welded or completely removed to the profit of a floor hatch. M3A5s were been driven by a GM 6046 diesel engine, of 12 cylinders developing to the maximum 410 hp to 2900 rpm. The back plate of the superstructure was prolonged to bottom and overhung a vast exhaust deflector. The hatch of the back plate of the hull was removed. The British baptized the M3A5 General Grant II.
In June 1940, Great Britain sent a commission to the United States to convince the Americans to produce British designs, but those refused. However they agreed to produce indigenous achievements for the use of the British forces. The British accepted subject to modifications. They examined in particular Medium Tank M3. The British found that this tank had a too high silhouette and required a turret less high than that of standard M3.
The new turret which used the same turret ring, was broader and offered more to espace to the crew and did not comprise a cupola of commander. A simple trap door with a machine-gun ring replaced it. A simple periscope was assembled on each trap door of access. At the interior certain US equipment were replaced by British material as the radio station in particular. The British made also install mud-guards (sand) on the sides. Certain models were equipped with external fuel tanks. The British baptized this special M3 General Grant I This model was produced for the British by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Pressed Steel Car Co and Pullman Standard Car Company.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/16/2020 6:46:30 PM   
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M3 with British turret, Grant I, were the first tanks of this series to start the combat vis-a-vis the forces of the Axis. A first quota of 187 Grants I was sent in Egypt in 1942 and were versed in the 4th Armoured Brigade of the 9th Armoured Division and in 2nd and 22nd Armoured Brigades of the 1st Armoured Division within British VIIIth Army (Rats of the Desert). Their baptism of fire took place at the time of the battle of Gazala where they faced to distance the tanks of 21st Panzer, which they could maintain to distance thanks to their guns of 75 mm. Grants made it possible to the British to avoid a heavy defeat and strongly delayed the German advance at the time of the retirement of those towards El Alamein.
However Grants had undergone very heavy losses and in July 1942, the 1st Armoured Division had all the tanks available: 38 specimens accompanied by approximately 70 Crusaders. After the agreements consecutive to the law lease-lend of March, 250 M3 standard (Lee I) were delivered to the British forces. During the battle of Alam Halfa, the British could put at the combat within 8th and 22nd Armoured Brigades, 164 Lees/Grants which played a very significant defensive role there. At the time of the second battle of El Alamein, 210 M3 Lees were at the disposal of VIIIt Army of the Marshal Montgomery. After the victory in Africa, Lees and Grants were displaced and were sent in the Far East where they were useful within the Australian forces or within British XIVth Army and were used until the end of the war. It is true that they were hardly threatened by the Japanese models.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/17/2020 6:14:33 PM   
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Sherman was used as a basis for the realization of many conversions. Its chassis was used in particular for the realization of the majority of the US Tank Destroyers (tank destroyers) and others Self-Propelled Guns of the Second World War. These conversions are reported in the categories Tank Destroyers and Self-Propelled Guns.
Deep wading or deep fording is a technique used by some heavy semi-amphibious vehicles to traverse water that is several metres deep - the vehicle drives on the riverbed/lakebed/seabed and uses screens or a pipe (a snorkel) that reaches above the water surface for an air supply. Deep fording generally implies driving through water of such a depth that the vehicle is mostly or entirely submerged by the water, sometimes to several times the height of the vehicle itself, as well as a sealed crew compartment, complete with air supply for the crew. The M4 with amphibian exhaust device was a amphibious tank equipped with air intakes allowing the aeration of the engine and the exhaust.
In the Pacific the reconquest intensified, the Americans took again the Philippines into 44-45 and attacked Japan. Although the Japanese defended their skin dearly, Shermans met only seldom an opposition worthy of name of armoured tanks. The largest danger came from the ambushed Japanese anti-tank weapons in the abundant vegetation.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/18/2020 7:01:13 PM   
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The Americans had an urgent need for specific tank destroyers having the mobility and the protection of an entirely tracked armoured tank. The role of tank destroyer were played by wheeled or half-tracked vehicles which did not have of the mobility and the protection necessary even of a satisfactory fire power. The first true test to provide a genuine tank destroyer to US Army was tried at the end of 1941, when one thought to mount the anti-aircraft gun of 76 mm on the chassis of Medium Tank M3. This model which was baptized T24 did not give satisfaction because of its high silhouette and an insufficient range of the gun. A version improved of this prototype was then developed under the name of T40. Although it was one moment envisaged after the tests to produce this last model under the designation of M9, the project was finally abandonned by the Tank Destroyer Board at the end of the summer 1942, because of insufficient mobility and speed.
In November 1941, one thought to transform into tank destroyer, the medium tank M4A1 equipped with a gasoline engine. But ultimately it was the chassis of the M4A2 equipped with a diesel engine which was selected and a model out of wooden of the new tank destroyer was produced in January 1942. The design of this new model was identical to that of the M4A2 but with a shielding side of 25 mm only and one new open turret (on the top and the back) accomodating an anti-tank gun of 76 mm. This model was baptized T35. During this time, reports of combat coming from the Philippines, mentioned all the advantages of n inclined shielding compared to the only thickness. The Tank Destroyer Board thus required a new design equipped with a superstructure whose less thick inclined walls (and thus lighter) offered an excellent protection all the same. On three proposals, only one was retained under the designation of T35E1.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/19/2020 6:33:58 PM   
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US M10 Wolverines 3inch mid turret

The Fisher Tank Arsenal (Chrysler) company worked on the two prototypes in January 1942. For the turret, it was determined to use a model with the walls welded in the place of a moulded turret, offering less ballistic protection. The models of production will thus use a new welded turret. In June 1942, the modifications had been made and the new vehicle baptized 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage M10 was ready for the production. The new turret was of pentagonal form (5 sides) although in the beginning a turret hexagonal (6 sides) had been envisaged.
The Tank Destroyer made its appearance on the assembly lines in September 1942 and will leave them in December 1943 with a total of 4993 produced specimens. Fisher Tank Division of Chrysler was the only firm to produce M10. The M10A1 was produced on the same assembly lines from September 1942 until November 1943, with one total of 675 specimens. The M10A1 was also produced with 1038 specimens by the Ford firm from October 1942 to September 1943, with a total of 1713 specimens of which 300 were assembled without turrets (Full Track Prime Mover M35).
M10 and the M10A1 were used by US Army within the Tank Battailons Destroyer but also in the allied armies of the United States like Great Britain, the Soviet Union and France.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/20/2020 7:17:52 PM   
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The crew of the M10 Tank Destroyer is composed of five men, which the driver who sat in the front-left corner of the hull and his assistant sitting in the front-right corner. The two men had their own trap door (only one shutter assembled on hinge), on the roof of the superstructure.
For the remainder the internal provision of the equipment of M10 was traditional with the final command transversely assembled in front of the tank, protected by a nose cast in only one part (models of production), a transmission with six speeds (5-1) was installed between the two pilots. The other equipment: command pannel, radio, ammunition... were laid out on the overhangs of the tracks or the side walls of the lower hull or in front of the firewall of the engine.
The great innovation was the shape of the superstructure, which was made with tilted walls. The glacis of M10 was not equipped with machine-gun of 7.62 mm as for Sherman. For their vision the two drivers had a rotary episcope assembled on their trap door of access. The drivers had a second rotary episcope located in the front-left corner of the roof of the superstructure.
Still the radio antenna was located on the slope of right side of the superstructure in a recess located forwards. The sides were used still to store various equipment, mainly tracks links of replacement. The steel links were stored on two large racks located on the back part on the sides.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/22/2020 6:45:59 PM   
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The turret of M10 of pentagonal form (5 sides) was the part which will undergo the most modifications during the production. Various parts of the turret was assembled by weldings forming a tilted whole. The turret did not have a frontal wall, this one was replaced by a broad shield. The roof of the turret was open in its back part, which put the crew to the mercy of the bad weather and the enemy grenades or other projectiles and glares and especially to the air raids. In late, certain models will have their turret covered by an armoured superstructure. The shape of the turret evolvedduring the production, indeed this one was equipped very quickly with counterweight on the back parts to compensate the weight of the gun of 76 mm. Three types of counterweight were used giving rise to four different types of turret, the first being stripped. Turret was operated manually although it was envisaged the possibility to install an electric or hydraulic system which was never installed. It accomodated the three other men of crew, the gunner sitting to the left of the gun, the commander sitting to the right of the gun and the loader sitting behind the gun. The turret was equipped with a not very deep well of turret.
The armament of M10 was composed of the gun of 76.2 mm M7 assembled on M5 mounting. The weapon could make a complete traverse of 360° and had an elevation of 30° and a depression of 10°. Its maximum rate of shooting was of 15 shell per minute (6 were stored to the back of the turret). On the whole, 54 shells were stored in M10. The 76 mm gun could fire mainly piercing shells (AP for Armor Piercing), explosives (HE for High Explosive), smoke-producing. The useful range (effective) of a piercing shell was 914 m. The aiming was done via monocular glasses M38 which one sees the opening on the left side of the shield. If the open roof of M10 allowed to the commander an overall perfect visibility, for more safety, this one could use a monocular telescope installed on the wall of right side of the turret in order to avoid as much as possible to be to aimed by a marksman. The M10 did not have a secondary armament to ensure its local defense because it was not to mix to the close combats but to make fire in distance. However for more safety M10 were often equipped with n anti-aircraft .50cal machine-gun (12.7 mm) mounted on a pedestal to the back of the turret. Certain crews also mounted a .30cal machine-gun (7.62 mm) on a pedestal in front of the roof of the turret.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/23/2020 7:25:20 PM   
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M10 was propelled by a diesel engine GM 6046 of 12 cylinders (mounted by couple on line), with liquid cooling, of 13.9 L of displacement, developing 375 to 410 hp to 2100 rpm. The fuel tanks of M10 had a total capacity of 750 L what allowed it a maximum autonomy of 322 km on road (consumption: 233 L to the 100 km). M10 could reach 40(48) km/h on road what was appreciable. The back plate of the lower hull did not have an opening and was occupied for half by a broad exhaust with two pipes (by after replaced by a large deflector of exhaust). For the remainder it accomodated a hook of towing and two loops of towing (as for the nose). The rear deck was composed of large plates which that located behind the turret accomodated a small grid of ventilation whose two shutters were assembled on hinges. A fixed gun lock located on the rear dech made it possible to block the gun (pointed backwards) when the tank was transported by rail. The back plate of the superstructure was used to arrange various tools.
The M10A1 as for it was propelled by a gasoline engine Ford GAA of 8 cylinders (V), of 18 L of displacement developing 500 hp to 2600 rpm. The M10A1 transported to the maximum 764 gasoline L, what allowed it an autonomy of 210 km. The M10A1 could reach on road the maximum speed of 42 km/h.
The only external difference between the M10A1 and M10 was that the first had a larger grid of ventilation on the rear deck (always made up of two shutters assembled on hinges) and that the arrangement of the holes of supply of the fuel tanks was different. The M10A1 was based on the chassis of the M4A3 Sherman whereas M10 was it on that of the M4A2.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/24/2020 7:02:09 PM   
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The suspension of M10 and the M10A1 was identical, since one used the chassis of the M4A2 and M4A3 Shermans. This suspension consisted of each side of 3 bogie trucks (supports of road wheels) with vertical springs equipped each of two small road wheels with steel bindings, three return rollers (mounted to the back of the bogie trucks), a front sprocket-wheel and a rear idler. This suspension is known as "vertical" because of the vertical volute (VVSS).
The front sprocket-wheels will know two models, as well as the road wheels (5 to 6 branches). Each track was composed of 79 blocks of rubbers of 421 mm broad, joints between-them by external guides (connected to the pins). Rubber quickly wearing, several styles of steel protections were used to protect the rubber links.
Because of the prolongation on the sides of the superstructure to protect the top of the tracks, no equipment intended to compensate the too great pressure on the ground (dusckbills) could be assembled. The weight of the tank was less important than that of standard Sherman. To compensate the weak traction on soft ground, sheet metal (grousers) were sometimes embedded between each link and made office to some extent claws.
The M10 Tank Destroyer preserves the hull of the M4A2 Sherman but with a lighter shielding. On the other hand its superstructure is made entirely different, fromed with 4 large tilted plates welded between them. The principle of the tilted walls is to deviate instead to try to stop the ennemy projectiles and to thus prevent their explosion or the penetration of the shielding. This system allows a profit of weight because the effectiveness of the shielding depends more slope than the thickness, and it is the thickness of the shielding which makes the weight of the tank. The turret respects the same principles.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/25/2020 7:38:21 PM   
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UK Achilles Mk.IC

The tanks destroyers were also used in the Pacific but to a lesser extent. Their first actions were initiated in the Philippines (first battle) where the 75 mm m3 GMC faced within units of mobile artillery to the Japanese forces of invasion. M3 armed with the anti-tank gun of 75 mm was very much used by the Marines within Special Weapons Companies. M3s or SPMs (Self-Propelled Mounts) was used as fire support with the battalions of Marines with the case they would meet Japanese armoured tanks (what was rare). M3s used without the Pacific were over-equipped with machine-guns to push back the attacks of the Japanese infantrymen helped by the confined nature of the jungle. The Machines used these machines until the battle of Okinawa (Japan) during the summer 1945. The Marines also used of the 37 mm M6 GMC but they were quickly withdrawn from the service. Only 7 batalions of tank destroyers were used in the Pacific. M10s were used for the first time on the island of Kwajalein in February 1944 to support the 7th division of infantry. M10 on this quite particular theatre offered a support direct fire to the units of infantry. But with their opened turrets, M10s were very vulnerable to the attacks of the Japanese infantrymen and the shootings of the snippers easily dissimulated under cover of the jungle, just as the Japanese anti-tank weapons. One understood why the tanks as Sherman theirs were preferred. The tank destroyers however were very much used at the time of the reconquest of the Philippines to which three battalions took share. At the time of this battle, M18 Hellcat made its appearance in the Pacific. M36 as for it was never deployed in this zone of combat but one envisaged to use it for the invasion of Japan but Hiroshima and Nagasaki decided some differently.




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RE: Pacific, Heroes and Leaders mod Expansion - 9/26/2020 6:30:10 PM   
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M3 GMC and M10 were also used by the British forces, like by the Free French Army (with M6 GMC). They were used mainly as support vehicle although British M10s rearmed with the gun of 17-pdr (77 mm) baptized Achilles were used like true tank destroyers at the time of the reconquest of France. Many British M3 GMCs were rearmed with the gun of 57 mm but were however never used with the combat. These renamed models T48 57 mm GMC were yielded to 650 specimens in the Soviet Union which used them in independent anti-tank battalions. The Polish free forces accepted from them some also at the end of the war.




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